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  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Higher Education, MEd


Admission Requirements

Student’s seeking admission to the master’s program in higher education should submit the following items to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School:

  1. UNT Toulouse Graduate School application form;
  2. official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  3. official GRE or GMAT scores no older than five years;

The following materials must be submitted to the Higher Education Program Office:

  1. three recommendation forms, including at least one from a faculty member with whom the student has studied or conducted research;
  2. a curriculum vitae or resume; and
  3. an admission essay (i.e., statement of purpose).

Admission to the program is selective. In addition to the minimum requirements of the College of Education listed under the “Admissions requirements” heading in the appropriate section of the UNT graduate catalog, admission to the master’s program in higher education is contingent on the following:*

  1. an acceptable GPA (The successful candidate for admission will normally have a bachelor’s degree overall GPA of 3.0 or higher or GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours taken for the bachelor’s degree based on a 4.0 grading system.);
  2. GRE or GMAT scores;
  3. the clarity and fit of the applicant’s career objectives;
  4. the strength of the professional/educational references; and
  5. the quality of the admission essay.

Additionally, applicants to the Master’s Cohort in Student Affairs track are required to participate in an on-campus interview with program faculty and student affairs professionals. Final admission to the master’s cohort is dependent upon the student securing both admission to the program and a graduate assistantship position. Applicants not considered for the cohort will be considered automatically for the standard master’s program.

Additional information


For additional information and specific course requirements for the master’s degree in higher education, potential students should contact the master’s degree program coordinator in the higher education program at 940-565-2045 or e-mail coe-che-info@unt.edu.

Master of Education


The master of education degree requires a minimum of 36 semester hours in four areas: higher education core (15 hours), research (3 hours), internship/field problem (6 hours) and specialization (12 hours including 3 hours of elective).

Research requirement, 3 hours


Internship/field problem, 6 hours


Specialization track, 12 hours


Student Affairs track


Community College Leadership track


Master's Cohort in Student Affairs


Students who are interested in the Student Affairs track may apply to the Cohort Program. The Cohort Program admits 12-16 students per year and admission is selective. Cohort students are full-time students working 20 hours per week in graduate assistantships and enrolling in a pre-set block of courses in the student affairs track.